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Rose Valley Trek: A fantastic experience for Nature lovers and an exhilarating trekking experience in Morocco. While hiking in Roses valley, you will discover Dades, Mgoun valleys, and its surrounding Berber villages, and walk towards the south of the High Atlas mountains. You will explore the colorful world of the Kasbahs with the Berber team. Locals built the kasbahs villages from stone and mud; it is a secluded place that keeps its originality. An exciting time to visit this unique valley is during the festival of roses, which takes place in Kelaat Mgouna.
Total Duration: 8 days
Period: March to November
Trek Grade: Easy to medium
Max Elevation: 1700 m
Accommodation: Tents and Guesthouse.
Explore Roses and Mgoun Valleys
Discover The fortified villages (Kasbahs)
Walkthrough the Spectacular Mgoun Gorges.
Arrive in Marrakech and spend the night in the hotel.
Early morning after breakfast, we head south and cross the high Atlas by Tizi N’Tichka pass till we arrive at the south side of the Atlas Mountains. We enjoy the spectacular views and have lunch in the city of Ouarzazate. After lunch, we drive to Skoura oasis, Keala of Mgouna, and the Dades Valley. The estimated duration of the drive is 7 hours—overnight in the local guesthouse.
After breakfast in the morning, we begin our hike crossing the cultures on terraces (barley, maize, rose) to leave this beautiful valley towards the green Mgoun Valley. After lunch, we cross the river; it takes about 90 minutes to trek to get to Ighrem Aqdim village. The estimated duration of the trek is 6 hours—overnight in tents.
After breakfast, we leave Ighrem Aqdim to explore the green valley and gorges with beautiful old villages. We have lunch in the shade of the Gorges (towards the exit of the canyons). After lunch, we proceed in the afternoon by enjoying the panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains while taking a short walk on mule trails. Overnight in tents. 5 hours of trek.
We descend the valley of Oleanders and pass through Agouti, El Hot. Lunch picnic near the river and proceed later in the afternoon on our trek to the town of Boutghrar. We spend the night camping or in a local gite. 6 hours of walking.
The trek continues through the Valley of Roses to explore the authentic architectural designs of the old villages. You enjoy the views of the roses emerging from the fields of potatoes and maize. The Roses prevent the herd of animals from entering the cultures. The region is known for manufacturing Roses water. Overnight in a local gite. 6 hours of trekking.
After breakfast, we head back to Marrakech through 1000 kasbahs road in the morning. Those interested in stopping over for Rose products at Kelaa Mgouna can do so during the journey. We have lunch in Ait Benhaddou Kasbahs. Overnight in the hotel at Marrakech. End of Rose valley trek
The flight back home.